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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

“They were the ghosts in the night, the monsters under my bed, the reason I wouldn’t open my closet in the dark.”

An Old Witch and A Magic Chair

“I remember the smell of the food cooking on the stove; I remember running and laughing though the clumps of grown-ups, seeing a room full of boots and shins and knees like so many stalks of the river cane in my backyard that made up the tall forests for my playtime.